Medical pot dispensaries bill would 'add a new layer to the enforcement'

“This is a brand new program. If we get them done sooner, that would be a great success, but I suspect it will take us the full year to get this program up and running.”

OREGON: Oregon lawmakers approved a bill that adds dispensaries to the state’s outlets for medical marijuana, but some critics are still not happy with the last-minute changes that caused lawmakers to pass it. The state House of Representatives approved the bill on Saturday. It establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana outlets. The bill, which passed Read the full article…

Medical marijuana dispensaries a signature away from approval

Medical Marijuana dispensaries a signature away from approval

OREGON: SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries are a signature away from being legal in Oregon. The state House of Representatives approved a bill Saturday to establish a licensing system for medical marijuana outlets. The bill, which passed 32-27, now goes to Gov. John Kitzhaber to sign.

Medical marijuana, global warming and animal neglect: Oregon Legislature today

“Droves of Wisconsinites are leaving this state because it’s going backwards"

OREGON: Could this be the penultimate day of the 2013 Oregon Legislature? The antepenultimate? In any case, lawmakers and their loyal aides are thisclose to freedom from the Capitol for the summer. The House meets at 3 p.m. and is scheduled to take up a priority bill of the senate President, Peter Courtney, D-Salem. Senate Bill 6 increases punishment for Read the full article…

Medical marijuana, global warming and animal neglect: Oregon Legislature today

Oregon medical marijuana dispensary busts put people in jail before the laws  changed.

OREGON: Could this be the penultimate day of the 2013 Oregon Legislature? The antepenultimate? In any case, lawmakers and their loyal aides are thisclose to freedom from the Capitol for the summer. The House meets at 3 p.m. and is scheduled to take up a priority bill of the senate President, Peter Courtney, D-Salem. Senate Bill 6 increases punishment for Read the full article…

Oregon Governor Signs Marijuana Penalty Reduction Bills Into Law

Gov. John Kitzhaber expresses concern about how much marijuana Oregonians would be allowed to possess at home under the new legalization measure.

OREGON: Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) Monday signed into law two measures that will reduce the punishments for certain marijuana-related offenses. The changes go into effect immediately. The first, Senate Bill 40, lowers the penalties for possession of more than an ounce of pot. Under the old laws, possession of more than four ounces was a Class B felony punishable Read the full article…

Oregon Governor Signs Marijuana Penalty Reduction Bills Into Law

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announces his resignation following allegations his fiancée used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes.

OREGON: Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) Monday signed into law two measures that will reduce the punishments for certain marijuana-related offenses. The changes go into effect immediately. The first, Senate Bill 40, lowers the penalties for possession of more than an ounce of pot. Under the old laws, possession of more than four ounces was a Class B felony punishable Read the full article…

Oregon: Mandatory Minimums Repealed For Drug Offenses; Probation Expanded For Marijuana

Strategy Intended To Avert Prison Growth

By Steve Elliott, Hemp News OREGON: The Oregon Legislature has passed a broad criminal justice bill, HB 3194, that is projected to avert all of the state’s anticipated prison growth over the next decade. The bill repeals mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenses, and expands the use of presumptive probation in marijuana offenses. The Oregon House Read the full article…